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2023 NCAEYC Mini-Conference at Appalachian State University

When: May 20th, 2023
Time: 7:45 am – 5:00 pm
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Please join us for NCAEYC’s Second Mini-Conference hosted in partnership with Appalachian State University. This mini-conference will provide opportunities for early childhood educators to learn about a variety of topics. Registrants will have an opportunity to chat with Ariel Ford, Director of the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education, and to hear the Keynote address which will be delivered by Dr. Judy Helm. Dr. Helm is the co-author of Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years as well as several other amazing books relating to early childhood education. For ten years Dr. Helm has been assisting early childhood and elementary schools in integrating research and new methods through her consulting and training company, Best Practices, Inc.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to join early childhood educators in a great day of learning.

Registration fees and NAEYC Annual Membership fees are an acceptable use of Stabilization Grant funds!

Upon Completion you are eligible to receive 7.5 NCDCDEE Contact Credit hours and you will be presented with a certificate.

The topics include challenging behaviors, early childhood mental health, trauma informed care, developmentally appropriate practices, and more.

This event will be guided by the COVID-19 requirements of Appalachian State University. Click here for the full details of App State’s COVID19 policy adopted on 1/23/2023

We will monitor Appalachian State’s COVID-19 policy and apprise you if the policy changes prior to this event. Additionally, Face coverings are not required on campus except where required by federal and state guidelines. This may include health care settings. Students and employees are encouraged to wear a face covering at their discretion and/or upon the advice of their healthcare providers.

NCAEYC Advocacy Circle

When: March 9th, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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A Space to be Heard

Advocacy doesn’t have to be scary. The most influential change happens when passionate people get together to push for progress on a grassroots level.

The NCAEYC Advocacy Circle is a safe space to team up with other early education professionals and discuss localized ways to help our profession thrive.

This month, we will reflect with the NC State Team who participated in the NAEYC Public Policy Forum in Washington, DC. NC State Leaders will be sharing their experiences, as well as their speaking engagements with local officials.

The NCAEYC Advocacy Circle is open to all individuals passionate about early education in North Carolina.

Deep Dive Trailblazing Women in Early Childhood

When: March 21st, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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NCAEYC’s Equity in ECE Circle is designed to offer early childhood education professionals a safe and brave space to engage in a virtual community of practice focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in early childhood education. Each month we strive to strengthen connections, deepen understanding, and promote practices that lead to equity in early childhood education.

We thank our incredible Circle Leaders whose volunteer service is making a significant impact in the lives of ece professionals and the children and families they care for and educate.

Please share this invitation with your colleagues, partners, and networks. Tag NCAEYC on social media platforms (#ncaeyc) and join our Facebook page for continued and ongoing discussions and shared resources.

We are honored to create this space for this deeply important work!

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